Alsace is the smallest region in France. It consists of just two départements, namely Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin.
It is easy to find your feet here because Alsatians are so friendly and enjoy speaking to visitors who are looking for directions or ask where to find the best restaurants. The region measures just 190 km from north to south and 50 km from west to east. It lies in the idyllic area between the Rhine and the Vosges. Just a stone’s throw away from Germany and Switzerland, whether for a day trip, or one-week hiking trip or holiday, Alsace is an ideal destination.
Feasts, hiking, culture – and at the same time, Alsace is one of the smallest, yet most dynamic economic regions in Europe. Alsatians keep house better than all other French people. Its location on the intersection of the European economy, on the Rhine, has helped it to build a modern infrastructure that supports and secures the intensive trade between northern and southern Europe.
Alsace has something to offer all year round. Gourmets, culture enthusiasts, nature lovers, art connoisseurs and sport-lovers are always welcome – the cultural calendar is full. The region has something for all the senses!
Majestic castles, Romanesque and Gothic churches, romantic half-timbered houses with colorful roofs, crumbling castle ruins on the heights of the Vosges, small winding lanes in the old quarters, art collections of international standing… allow yourself to be surprised. Simply come and make chance discoveries – it’s worth it!